Charles F. Gauvin, executive director of Maine Audubon, should be commended for his concern regarding the accidental capture (trapping) of lynx in northern Maine (“Maine Voices: Threatened lynx caught in a trap,” Nov. 30).

A woodsman-hunter friend of mine says that at least in many parts of northern Maine, lynx are no longer endangered. He also told me of releasing one lynx from a trap, back into the wild. It is not that difficult to do, he says. Wounds from a trap will heal on the lynx’s leg.

A few hairs from the trap, sent to the state, would confirm the presence of a lynx.

Tom Lord

Lisbon Falls